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Joel Sadomba

Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer

Can work in or around Birmingham

  • 52.478308
  • -1.893538
  • Suggested rate € 275 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Birmingham and 50km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
+2 other


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Verified email


  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (7)

Joel in a few words

Exceptionally efficient and solution-driven IT Professional with 10 years experience in systems/network engineering. High-end expertise in support of enterprise level data centers, IP headend, LAN, and WAN networks, extensive exposure to digital signal processing, network troubleshooting, implementing and executing projects. Hands-on experience on digital signal processing equipment, HP and Dell servers, various networking devices from different vendors including Cisco; effective working both independently and as a team member. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound business relationships with various professionals and stakeholders at all levels.



Comux UK

Projects and Support Engineer

Birmingham, UK

October 2022 - Today (6 months)

Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe

Broadcast System Engineer

Harare, Zimbabwe

June 2015 - September 2022 (7 years and 3 months)

Providing high level engineering support to all Broadcast Services equipment to ensure the highest possible levels of technical and operational continuity to the transmission network. Maintaining specialist equipment for digital signal processing, video production, broadcast and satellite transmission and interactive media Analysing and repairing technical faults on equipment and systems. Overseeing the installation of new systems and expansion of existing systems for new channel launches, channel enhancements, and technically complex live shows. Troubleshooting problems with IP head-end, digital signal processing equipment, computer systems, hardware and software and making repairs and corrections where required. Providing support for Service Contribution, Encoding, Multiplex and Transmission software and hardware facilities Maintaining documentation of network infrastructure Administration of various systems Installing and configuring equipment in a Harmonic head-end environment Performing security measures on ICT systems accessibility

Macs in Moz LDA

Information Technology Consultant  - As a freelancer

Sussundenga, MN, Mozambique

January 2018 - April 2021 (3 years and 3 months)

I offer ICT consulting services on a part time bases to Macs in Moz. My main areas of consulting at Macs are disaster recovery and business continuity, IT service management, network planning, design and implementation, IT security & Continuity management, Virtualization and general systems administration. Below are my duties during my monthly 4 day visits to Macs.
• Managing all internal operations and information systems.
• Ensuring that IT is run to company systems and policies
• Devising an IT strategy for the future to ensure the organization is firmly aligned with new technologies.
• Ensuring all financial objectives, budgets and objectives are met
• Verifying systems audits and ensuring that Disaster recovery and backups are met.
• Ensuring existing network operating systems, software, and hardware are all updated.
• Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

Compulink Systems Pvt Ltd

Systems Engineer

Harare, Zimbabwe

June 2012 - May 2015 (2 years and 11 months)

Prepared feasibility studies to improve functions and/or procedures; identifying potential solutions and assessing feasibility, equipment and infrastructure requirements, personnel requirements, cost/ benefit effectiveness and time requirements; making recommendations and advising on which solutions to pursue. Prepared and scheduled technical demonstrations, and proof of concepts according to the needs and objectives of specific client. Identified correct systems architecture; set of applications, tools, and processes for specific client accounts. Advised and recommended work flow changes and change management procedures. Provided consultation including recommendations on systems architecture to support proposed solutions. Translated business requirements into functional and non-functional system requirements and recommended solutions on client pain points Designed data systems; network included servers, storage programs, required applications, database software, and security protocols. Coordinated and performed system installation and monitoring system operation to ensure specifications are met. Conducted process improvement meetings to solicit, analyze, clarify, and document business technical requirements based on the established sales cycle. Designed project definition reports, organized project meetings and presented project progress reports. Planned, coordinated, and implemented network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware. Maintained network infrastructure, such as routers, firewalls, servers, VPN gateways, wireless controllers, data storage devices, switches, intrusion detection systems. Performed standard IT functions including but not limited to design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging, and implementation of all system programs that provide support to Accounting, IT, Human Resources, and Operations. Design and implementation of local and wide area networks. Performed data backups and disaster recovery operations.

Woman & Law in Southern Africa Research & Education Trust

Systems Administrator

Harare, Zimbabwe

June 2010 - May 2011 (11 months)

• Responsible for planning, organizing and managing the setting up, configuration and support of internal and external systems and networks.
• Monitoring hardware and software standards and recommending hardware and software to be purchased in the organisation.
• Making recommendations on IT policies formulations and future direction or new projects.
• Recommended software and hardware upgrades, patches and best practices in the IT field.
• Maintained all systems, applications, system and network security, and network configurations.
• Troubleshoot network and system performance issues and creating and maintaining a disaster recovery plan.
• Interfaced with third party technical support vendors and service providers
• PC and printer hardware installation, repairing and maintenance as well as PDA support and configuration.
• Administer and support of windows operating system email and internet services
• Website Support - maintenance and content administration
• Data backups and disaster recovery

Compulink Systems Pvt Ltd

Network Technical Support

Harare, Zimbabwe

August 2007 - September 2008 (1 year and 1 month)

• Preparing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and documentation for network inventory
• Providing networking solutions and network security solutions to clients,
• Reporting diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
• Carrying out vulnerability assessments for networks and recommending solutions
• Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations.
• Design and implementation of wide and local area networks using fiber, copper and wireless solutions for different client solutions.
• Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software and other network and system problems in Windows and Linux environments.
• Installation of structured cabling for both voice and data networks
• Writing project progress reports